Colorado rep Perlmutter likely to run for governor

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) will make a major campaign announcement Sunday, sparking speculation that he will formally enter the race to replace term-limited Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). Perlmutter, first elected to represent a suburban Denver-area district in 2006, has scheduled the announcement for Sunday in the city of Golden. His campaign debuted a new logo, reading “Perlmutter for Colorado.” And a top Democratic source said Perlmutter will run for governor, though his campaign spokeswoman declined to confirm the content of his announcement. ADVERTISEMENTIf he makes his bid official, Perlmutter is likely to face a competitive primary, potentially against a fellow member of Congress, Rep. Jared Polis (D), who is rumored to be a potential candidate as well. Former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy (D) is also considering a bid, while former state Sen. Mike Johnston (D) is already in the race. On the Republican side, District Attorney George Brauchler (R) said earlier this week he would run. Brauchler prosecuted the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooter, and he briefly considered challenging Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSome realistic solutions for income inequality Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests MORE (D) in 2016. Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R) and state Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) are considering running for the GOP nod, too. Perlmutter’s gubernatorial run would open a potential swing district in Denver’s northern and western suburbs. The district includes Golden and Lakewood, abutting Polis’s more northern district that includes Boulder. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE beat President Trump in Perlmutter’s district, 51 percent to 39 percent. The district was once more competitive, when it was based in Denver’s eastern suburbs. Perlmutter’s predecessor, Rep. Bob Beauprez (R), quit Congress to make his own bid for governor in 2006, when he lost to Democratic nominee Bill Ritter. State Sen. Andy Kerr (D) and state Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D) are both said to be interested in running for Perlmutter’s seat. Click Here: Geelong Cats Guernsey

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